Gov. Robert F. McDonnell reacts to a question from a group of reporters (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via Associated Press)

Stanley worked on Sen. William Stanley (R-Moneta)’s campaign in Southside Virginia in 2011 and on Gov. Bob McDonnell’s gubernatorial campaign in 2009. She also worked for first lady Maureen McDonnell. (She is not related to Stanley).  

“Alex is a perfect fit for the Opportunity Virginia PAC team, and we welcome her into her new role,’’ said Phil Cox, McDonnell’s senior political adviser.

D.J. Eckert, who worked for McDonnell for three years — most recently as political director — is leaving Opportunity Virginia. He declined to comment on his new job.